Commencement: Part 1

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Steve – Bro! Bro! Mrs. Teasley's actually writing me a letter of recommendation to any college I want to go to! You know what this means? I can get to go to any college I want to! I can get into California University with you, man! I love you, man!
Brandon – Steve! I swear if you kiss me, I'm gonna slap you
Steve – You didn't think that she liked me? She loves me!
—Graduation bromancing
Commencement: Part 1 is the 29th episode and first part of the Season 3 finale on FOX teen soap Beverly Hills, 90210.


With 24 hours until graduation, Andrea frets with Brandon over her coming valedictorian speech and her college choice of California University or Yale, as does Brenda with Minnesota. Meanwhile, Dylan gets a windfall when he inherits his trust fund worth $10 million, as well as another surprise visit from his eccentric mother Iris, while he reconsiders his college choice of Berkley or California University. On graduation day, David and Donna are the emcee's at the Senior Breakfast gathering.


Jason Priestley as Brandon Walsh
Shannen Doherty as Brenda Walsh
Jennie Garth as Kelly Taylor
Ian Ziering as Steve Sanders
Gabrielle Carteris as Andrea Zuckerman
Luke Perry as Dylan McKay
Brian Austin Green as David Silver
Tori Spelling as Donna Martin
Carol Potter as Cindy Walsh
James Eckhouse as Jim Walsh

Recurring cast

Joe E. Tata as Nat Bussichio
Denise Dowse as Mrs. Teasley
Mark Kiely as Gil Meyers
Jennifer Grant as Celeste Lundy

Guest starring

Stephanie Beacham as Iris McKay
Michael Rawlins as Jordan Bonner
Michael Cudlitz as Tony Miller
Vasili Bogazianos as Eric Ruben


Iris – Did you really think I'd miss your graduation?
Dylan – Why not? You missed literally everything else in my life
You're still with Kelly?
—Iris to Dylan
Dylan – You barge in here unannounced and expect me to welcome you with open arms when the fact of the matter is when I needed you two months ago, you were unreachable
Iris – I was on a trek in the Andes trying to find my meaning in this existence
Dylan – Yeah, well while you were away on one of your many spiritual quests to the Andes, the Himalayas, the South Pacific or wherever trying to find the meaning of life, I was just at my father's funeral
Iris – And I called you as soon as I heard
Brandon – Feeling stressed out David?
David – Who me? I love taking six finals in three days -- What's my name again?
Brandon – Just be glad it isn't Steve Sanders
Mrs. Teasley – Your grades have improved since December, no doubt due to the extra study time in dention, but the real awakening came when the day after you won the half court shot at the Laker's game; someone annoymously donated $10,000.00 to the Alvarado Street Camp fund. Someone who's return address happened to be a Mr. Hartley of the Hartley house
Steve – Really? What a coincidence
Mrs. Teasley – What a wonderful thing to do
Donna – Nat, what would you leave me?
Nat – That singing group that came in here to serenade you
David – Color Me Badd!
Brenda – What about me Nat?
Nat – Oh that one is easy -- Laverne!
David – Wait a minute, who's Laverne?
Steve – She's that crazy chick who used to work for Nat!
– Nat's Senior Wills
Steve – Now here is your host David Silver!
David – Steve, could you come here for a minute please? Now someone found something and they think it might belong to you [He pulls out a giant fake key]
David – Ah, a legacy key, they say it unlocks all the doors to the boys bathrooms [camera shows Mrs. Teasley laughing]
Brandon – Aren't you late for detention Steve?


  • The gang make Nat an honorary member of the Class of '93
  • The music to the song "Brandon" is the same one used for the theme music from Dobie Gillis.
  • Dylan reads off his credit card number, which is 64280061377444, when he books a hotel room for Iris by telephone.


school's out | ALICE COOPER
louie louie | THE KINGSMEN
psycho (theme) | BERNARD HERRMANN
Brandon (parody) | LIONEL NEWMAN
performed by Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth, Tori Spelling and others

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